Bu Xiangzhi Wins First Danzhou Tournament

Bu Xiangzhi Wins First Danzhou Tournament

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 24, 2010, 11:20 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

China is increasingly a force to be reckoned with in world chess, so it's worth keeping an eye on Chinese events.

Bu Xiangzhi won the inaugural Danzhou Tournament in Hainan province on tie-break from Li Chao with a score of 6/9.

One of the top players in the event, Nia Hua, who finished ahead of Nakamura and Short at last year's London Chess Classic, finished in a very disappointing last place.

The 16 year-old women's talent Hou Yifan also struggled against the strong field, finishing ninth.

The final standings:

1  Bu Xiangzhi   2681 *   ½   1 0 1 1 ½   ½   ½   1 6
2  Li Chao 2619 ½  *  ½  ½  ½  0 1 1 1 1 6
3  Ding Liren  2547 0 ½  *  1 1 ½  1 ½  ½  ½   
4  Wang Hao  2722 1 ½  0 *  1 ½  0 1 1 ½   
5  Zhou Jianchao  2652 0 ½  0 0 *  1 1 ½  1 1 5
6  Zhao Jun  2574 0 1 ½  ½  0 *  ½  ½  0 1 4
7  Zhou Weiqi  2585 ½  0 0 1 0 ½  *  ½  ½  1 4
8  Yu Yangyi  2585 ½  0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½   
9  Hou Yifan  2589 ½  0 ½  0 0 1 ½  ½  *  ½   
10  Ni Hua  2667 0 0 ½  ½  0 0 0 ½  ½  *  2


The official website is here (in Chinese). The victories from Bu Xiangzhi are below:

 

 

 

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